Writer Shirish Latkar and Director Shekhar Phadke's new Marathi play 'Jo Bhi Hoga
Dekha Jayega' is a light comedy, which speaks the saga of a middle class couple
Sada and Nali living a common man's life in a chawl. When Sada and Nali's old
friend -Rajoo from college days, suddenly arrives in their house on his way to
Singapore both are taken for a surprise with his high standard of living.
During his day's halt at their place he tries to bring in that desired change in
their routine life with the help of Sada's office colleague - Rucha. The couple
then learns to live king size life at least once in a month. The simple humour
which begins with the regular fights between husband and wife over petty issues
later turns into more misunderstandings between the two after the arrival of
Rajoo and Rucha in their house. It reaches the climax, when both Sada and Nalu
are given a big surprise by their friends.
The play which begins with light humour is dragged on the same track without any
surprises till the climax. There is no such happening to suit the tile of the
play. A twist was necessary during interval, but that does not happen, resulting
into a predictable plot. The play does make you laugh but not enough to retain
the tempo. Watching the husband and wife in the same clothes in the pre interval
session and repeating the same type of dialogues in similar situations makes the
play monotonous. At least the play picks up after interval and is concluded well
Being a director himself,
Shekhar Phadke in the role of Sada rules the stage
with his perfect timing with suitable body language to make every scene
presentable. But, without the support of his co-artiste Nali played by
Sharmishta Raut Nipankar, it would not have been possible, Sharmishta makes her
every entry memorable with her perfect dialogue
delivery and timely expressions.
She has worked very hard to indicate the frustration of today's middle class
housewife, who tries to manage the house with limited budget.
Sachin Kulkarni in the role of Rajoo is impressive. He has presented a perfect
'showing off' friend, trying to suggest his friends to come out of their middle
class mentality and think big, atleast for a day. As a typical happy go lucky
and fun loving Rucha, Prajakta Koli impresses through her short but perfect
role. There are only four characters in the play, which should have been
increased by few more to bring in some more fun into those routine sequences.
The costumes should have gone with today' new lifestyle even in the chawls.
Instead, the director has preferred the period of 60s and 70s. Even the cost of
the electronic items such as VCR is shown costing Rs. 50,000 etc. only to
indicate that the play belongs to era of 70s or 80s.
'Jo Bhi Hoga Dekha Jayega' is no doubt a time pass comedy, but it would have
been more enjoyable with addition of few more artistes and with some
transformation shown in the characters in the post interval stage.